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Redknapp has been heavily critical of the former QPR defender

Clinical Anelka gives Chelsea relief from drama of Drogba

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Chelsea splash out to swamp Rovers

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Unwanted and unloved, but now Alonso is firing

The Spaniard Liverpool wanted to sell to Juventus this summer is now a key player for the table-topping team, writes Ian Herbert

Absence of Torres hampers Benitez's goal at the Bridge

When the crunch comes for Chelsea against Liverpool, it is usually the European Cup at stake. For four successive seasons the clubs have come together in the Champions' League, usually at a crucial stage. Last spring was the first time Chelsea had had the better of those matches, which meant that Jose Mourinho, who had departed by then, never did.

No January buys for Chelsea says Kenyon

Chief executive Peter Kenyon today confirmed Chelsea have no plans to enter the transfer market in January - because he believes manage Luiz Felipe Scolari can deliver success with the tools he has available.

Drogba blow deepens injury problems confronting Scolari

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Chelsea poised to sign Robinho for £26m after Real green light

Chelsea hope to today complete the signing of Robinho for a fee of £25.5m, ending their summer-long pursuit of the Brazilian international who has been identified by manager Luiz Felipe Scolari as the final piece of the jigsaw for his reshaped squad this season.

Terry claims United have reached their peak

John Terry has never been averse to the odd rallying cry and another was issued yesterday with the claim that Manchester United had reached their peak last season while Chelsea were capable of improving – and would do so this campaign.

Chelsea offer £20m for Robinho in bid to bolster strike force

Chelsea confirmed last night that they have made Real Madrid an offer for Robinho. The Stamford Bridge club's pursuit of the Brazilian has been well documented this summer and they are believed to have tabled a bid in the region of £20m. Peter Kenyon, Chelsea's chief executive, revealed last month that the two clubs had begun negotiations over the 24-year-old and Robinho's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, attended a series of meetings in London where it was reported personal terms on a five-year contract had been agreed.

Inter still chasing Lampard as Kaka waits in the wings

Brazilian may complete 'dream' move to Bridge if Mourinho captures Chelsea midfielder

'Desperate' Robinho set to go public with Chelsea demand

The Brazil international Robinho is "desperate" to leave Real Madrid to join Chelsea and is considering making an extraordinary public statement denouncing the behaviour of the Spanish champions if they block the expected move.

Keeping in shape does the trick for beautiful Spaniards

Spain became champions of Europe partly because they refused to tinker with their formation, regardless of the players available, writes Sam Wallace

Portugal pack a powerful punch

Runners-up last time around, Scolari's team make a flying start inspired by the genius of Ronaldo and some slick finishing

Transfers: 'Buy big and buy early' in summer of spending

The transfer scramble has already started and even with two main players – Chelsea and Man City – looking for new managers, it has not stopped Premier League clubs from lining up major deals, writes Jason Burt

Grant's future up in the air as Chelsea fly to Moscow

Chelsea fly to Moscow today for the biggest game in the club's history with the future of Avram Grant still shrouded in uncertainty. The manager appears to have failed to receive the assurances he has sought from the club's hierarchy – namely the owner Roman Abramovich – with Roberto Mancini, the coach of Internazionale, believing he is the most likely candidate to replace Grant if he is moved on after Wednesday's European Cup final.

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